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Weekly Information Bulletin: 30th October 2010

Business of the House of Commons

22 – 29 October 2010

Friday 22 October

The House sat at 9.30am

Private Members’ Bills

Legislation – Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill – John McDonnell – 2R (Deb adj. 2R order to be resumed 29.10.10)

Legislation – Sports Grounds Safety Authority Bill – Jonathan Lord – 2R (Bill read a Second time)

Legislation – Secured Lending Reform Bill – George Eustice – 2R (Ordered for 2R: 3.12.10)

Legislation – Electoral law (Amendment) Bill – Mr Peter Bone – 2R (Ordered for 2R: 14.1.11)

Legislation – Parliamentary Standards (Amendment) Bill – Adam Afriyie – 2R (Ordered for 2R: 12.11.10)

Legislation – Safety of Medicines Bill – Mr David Amess – 2R (Ordered for 2R: 12.11.10)

Adjournment – River and marine training and employment on the River Thames – Simon Hughes

The House rose at 2.59pm

Monday 25 October

The House will sit at 2.30pm

Oral Questions Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, including Topical Questions, Leader of the House of Commons and House of Commons Commission

Speaker’s Statement

Legislation – Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill – Committee (Day 5) (Bill reported)

Adjournment – Future of Newport Passport Office – Jessica Morden

The House rose at 10.45pm

Tuesday 26 October

The House will sit in Westminster Hall between 9.30am-2.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Mental health of infants – Andrea Leadsom

11.00-12.30 – Regeneration of coalfield communities – Lisa Nandy

12.30-13.00 – Natural England – Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger

13.00-13.30 – Missing persons – Ann Coffey

13.30-14.00 – Effect of incinerators on local communities – Fiona Bruce

The House will sit at 2.30pm

Oral Questions – Deputy Prime Minister, including Topical Questions, Attorney General, Church Commissioners, Public Accounts Commission and Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission

Urgent Question – Firefighters (Industrial Action) – Jim Fitzpatrick

Statement – Transport (Investment) – Mr Phillip Hammond

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Parliament (Amendment) – Mr Christopher Chope (Agreed, Bill presented and read a First time)

Legislation – Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill – Second reading (Agreed, on Division and read a Second time)

Legislation – Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill – Programme Motion (Agreed)

Adjournment – Provision of maternity services – Mr David Amess

The House rose at 10.42pm

Wednesday 27 October

The House will sit in Westminster Hall between 9.30-5.00pm

Westminster Hall Private Members’ Debates:

09.30-11.00 – Impact of Government policies and the Comprehensive Spending Review on housing investment and supply – Mr Nick Raynsford

11.00-11.30 – Work capacity assessments – Natascha Engel

14.30-16.00 – Elected Mayors – John Stevenson

16.00-16.30 – Awareness of rarer cancers – Mr John Leech

16.30-17.00 – Implications for health of the proposed Barton biomass plant – Kate Green

The House will sit at 11.30am

Oral Questions Scotland, Prime Minister

Urgent Question – Economic Governance (EU) – Mr William Cash

Statement – Afghanistan – Mr William Hague

Ten Minute Rule Motion – Planning (Developer Bonds) – Justin Tomlinson (Agreed, Bill presented and read a First time)

Legislation – Postal Services Bill – Second reading (Agreed, on a Division, Bill read a Second time)

Adjournment – Incidence of suicide and self-harm in a recession – Mrs Madeleine Moon

The House rose at 7.44pm

Thursday 28 October

The House will sit in Westminster Hall between 2.30pm and 5.00pm

Westminster Hall: A debate on the Internet and privacy

The House will sit at 10.30am

Oral Questions Transport, including Topical Questions; Women and Equalities

Business Statement – Leader of the House

Statement – Local Growth White Paper – Vince Cable

General Debate – Comprehensive Spending Review

Adjournment – European arrest warrants and extradition processes – Mr Sam Gyimah

The House rose at 6.30pm

Friday 29 October

The House will not be sitting

Written Ministerial Statements

22 – 29 October 2010


General Affairs and Foreign Affairs Councils Agenda (25 October) – Mr David Lidington


Vetting and Barring Scheme Remodelling – Mrs Theresa May


Oxfordshire Coroner – Mr Kenneth Clarke


EU Transport Council (15 October) – Mr Philip Hammond


England’s Transport System in Winter – Mr Philip Hammond


Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill – Mrs Cheryl Gillan


"A Long-Term Focus for Corporate Britain" – Vince Cable


ECOFIN – Mr Mark Hoban


National Infrastructure Plan 2010 – Danny Alexander


Tax Information Exchange (Netherlands Antilles) – Mr David Gauke


London Regional Committee Report (Government Response) – Mr Francis Maude


Ports Tax – Robert Neill


Call-Out Orders: Reserves – Nick Harvey


Right to Information (Criminal Proceedings) – Mr Kenneth Clarke


Cold Weather Payments Scheme – Steve Webb


Aggregates Levy Credit Scheme (Northern Ireland) – Justine Greening


Electoral Commission (Additional UK MEP) – Mr Mark Harper


Serious Case Review Overview Reports (Peter Connelly) – Tim Loughton


Agriculture and Fisheries Council (26 October) – Mrs Caroline Spelman


Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing – Charles Hendry


Inquiries Act 2005 – Mr Kenneth Clarke


Automatic Enrolment – Steve Webb


Reforming Debtor Petition Bankruptcy and Early Discharge – Mr Edward Davey


The Haldane Principle – Mr David Willetts


Staff Reductions – Peter Luff


School Support Staff Negotiating Body – Michael Gove


Environment Council (14 October) – Mrs Caroline Spelman


Service Personnel Deaths (Overseas) – Mr Jonathan Djanogly


Mental Capacity Act 2005 – Mr Kenneth Clarke


Ministers: Overseas Travel, Hospitality, Gifts and Official External Meetings – Mr David Cameron


Special Adviser Numbers and Costs – Mr David Cameron


Cost of Ministerial Cars (2009-10) – Mr Philip Hammond


Highway and Local Transport Schemes (Point of Order) – Mr Philip Hammond


Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council – Chris Grayling